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City Manager Hires Deputy City Manager

Post Date:01/07/2019 3:30 PM
City Manager Tim Gleason is pleased to announce Billy Tyus as Bloomington’s Deputy City Manager. His first day on the job will be February 7, and a community meet-and-greet will be held at City Hall on February 11 from 5-6 pm, just prior to the City Council meeting.


Tyus currently serves as the Interim City Manager of the City of Decatur. Prior to that, he served as Deputy City Manager for Decatur. In all, he has nearly 20 years of municipal experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University and a Certificate of Completion from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


“The City conducted a nationwide search that drew over thirty applicants, the vast majority of which met our required or preferred qualifications,” explains City Manager Gleason. “We had an interview team of five staff members, and it speaks volumes to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Mr. Tyus that he quickly rose to the top of our group of applicants. He was the clear choice of our entire interview team. I look forward to welcoming him to our team and community.”


“I look forward to once again working with and learning from City Manager Tim Gleason and am beyond excited about helping build upon the successful track record of the City of Bloomington’s team, getting to know the community, and learning first-hand what elected officials and residents want for the City,” explains Tyus. “At the same time, I will miss this community [Decatur]. I’ve had an 18-year career here that I would never have imagined was possible while growing up as a kid on the City’s south and west sides, and to ultimately have served as City Manager, even in the interim, in the community where I was born and raised has been an honor.”


Tyus is married to wife Mia, and they have two children, 8-year old twins Symonne and William. The family will move to Bloomington this year.

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